The Pendennis Cup
The Pendennis Cup
What's it all about?
This regatta, organised by Pendennis Shipyard every two years, entices an impressive range of superyachts to the waters of Falmouth Bay for four days of challenging racing. The regatta has grown over the years, hosting seven yachts in 2010 and twelve in 2012. Between 10-15 yachts are expected to take part in 2014.
Four days of racing organised are managed by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and Principal Race Officer Peter Craig, with the daily battles taking place against the beautiful backdrop of the coastline surrounding the area running from Gull Rock, situated off the Roseland Peninsula in the North, to the Manacles which are - located by the Lizard Peninsula further south. The entrance to the harbour overlooked by the castles of Pendennis and St Mawes will provide a striking finish line for each race.
How can you take part?
The best vantage point to watch the races will be Pendennis Point. The yachts will be moored at Port Pendennis Marina throughout the week and easily seen from the town’s main Events Square or the viewing gallery at The National Maritime Museum, Falmouth. A race office situated in Events Square will provide the public with an overview of the participating yachts, a daily update on the performance of the yachts and the race conditions as well as screening footage from the previous days’ racing.
Did you know?
Pendennis Shipyard is one of the world’s leading custom superyacht build and refit facilities. Building on hundreds of years of local maritime heritage, Pendennis has become one of Cornwall’s most important employers – with 350 highly skilled trades people based at their 6.5 acre prime water front location in Falmouth, UK. In 2011 Pendennis completed and launched the world’s largest privately owned sailing catamaran, Hemisphere, which at 44m provides an impressive sight in the marinas of the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
In 2013 the yard's development plans will see the available undercover space increased to provide three water-facing main sheds including 2x90m and 1x45m construction halls. This will bring additional flexible undercover space for Pendennis to increase capacity for both new build and refit contracts for 30-100m superyachts. Alongside this, Pendennis is also developing an adjustable-depth wet basin to accommodate superyachts before and after their time in the yard.
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